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Ex-DOD official to head new Cyber Institute at University of Alabama    /  The Tuscaloosa News

The University of Alabama has named a former U.S. Department of Defense official executive director of its new Cyber Institute, an umbrella organization for interdisciplinary research and educational programs on…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: September 2, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach, Research   

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Robot invasion: Big Island to host college competition    /  Hawaii Tribune-Herald

In the first competition of its kind on the Big Island, seven college teams will put their robots to the test in an inaugural space mining simulation on the slope…


Source: Hawaii Tribune-Herald    /    Published: July 18, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

UA Robotic Mining Team Set for Contest in Hawaii

Tuscaloosa, Alabama – A team of University of Alabama students who won the top prize at a NASA contest this year are traveling to Hawaii for another contest. Made up…


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: July 17, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

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Alabama Governor Pushes Small Business Assistance    /  Cullman Times

A group of small business owners and politicians gathered at the Cullman, Alabama, Area Chamber of Commerce Friday to hear Governor Robert Bentley’s pledge to bring more assistance to locally…


Source: Cullman Times    /    Published: May 26, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, In The News, Outreach   

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University of Alabama professor’s free course trains high school teachers    /  The Tuscaloosa News

A University of Alabama computer science professor will lead a free, online course this summer to train high school teachers from across the nation in a new computer-science course and…


Source: The Tuscaloosa News    /    Published: May 25, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, In The News, Outreach    /    Features:     

Google Grant Helps UA Professor Offer Online Training to Teachers Nationwide    /  UA News

Dr. Jeff Gray, professor of computer science at The University of Alabama, will lead a free, online course this summer to train high-school teachers in a new computer-science course and future College Board AP exam.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 23, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Faculty and Staff, Outreach, UA News    /    Features:     

UA Engineering Students Build Robot for Space-Mining Contest    /  UA News

Students in the Alabama Astrobotics team from The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College will participate in the NASA Robotics Mining Competition May 19-23 at Kennedy Space Center.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: May 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Students, UA News   

UA students going to NASA competition    /  WVUA TV

The University of Alabama College of Engineering is sending a team of students to a NASA competition. The Alabama Astrobotics team has built a digging robot that will compete against…


Source: WVUA TV    /    Published: May 13, 2014    /    Posted in:   Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Mechanical Engineering, Students    /    Features:     

Looking to keep your student occupied this summer? Check out these camps at the University of Alabama    /  AL.com

Have you got an engineering whiz kid or a budding environmentalist you need to keep busy while school is out of session this summer? While University of Alabama students empty…


Source: AL.com    /    Published: May 8, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Events, In The News, Outreach   

UA Selected for National Vehicle Contest    /  UA News

Students from several disciplines across The University of Alabama will compete nationally over the next four years to design an advanced, energy-efficient vehicle. The contest, called EcoCAR 3, is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co.


Author: Associated Engineering Press    /    Published: April 28, 2014    /    Posted in:   Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Research, Students, UA News   

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,800 students and more than 150 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.